Lift off for testing BMRT Drone flight.

On Saturday 5th February, Buxton Mountain Rescue Team led a ground-breaking drone demonstration with Evolve Dynamics , supported closely by the Drone Pathfinder Catalyst Programme Connected Places Catapult.

The demonstration’s objectives were to:

1) Demonstrate to the public, regulators and mountain rescue community the potentially life-saving applications of drones within a mountain rescue setting when the right equipment is used.

2) Highlight to regulators where existing regulation is holding us back and challenge them to find safe affordable solutions, to allow us to unlock the full life saving potential of drones.

For the first time we saw an all-weather drone being used in a realistic mountain rescue environment. The weather didn’t disappoint. Gusts of wind were so strong in fact, that putting a marquee up proved impossible and those who tried were left more than a little damp from heavy downpours!

Despite the conditions, the Evolve Dynamics Sky Mantis was able to get airborne effortlessly and quickly to locate the “casualty”, and guide in teams on the ground, all while feeding live high-quality video of the entire rescue back to our control vehicle!

If you’d like to learn more about the event and how we are developing our drone programme, please click on the link:…/using-drones-in-search…/

Equally, if you are a drone manufacturer or supplier, and you have equipment or technology that you think would be of interest to us, please contact us via messenger or email us at

Click the YouTube link below for footage of the drone in action:

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